Personal Data Safety, Psychological Hardiness, Visiting Your Dermatologist, Psychology of Comics, Kids and Individuality, Diary of a Future PresidentThe Lisa Show
- Jan 22, 2020
Personal Data Safety (0:00:00) We love sharing our photos and life updates with friends and family on social media. Butwe have to be carefulwhat we post online. Our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages can be treasure troves of information for people on the internet who are actively trying to steal personal data and sell it for others to exploit. Joining us is Kelvin Coleman, the national director of the National Cyber Security Alliance in Washington, DC. We want to talk with him about how our data is threatened online and how we can protect it. The Power of Psychological Hardiness (0:16:10) In the movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” one family undergoes a series of calamities including failing a driving exam… setting shirt sleeves on fire in front of employers… and getting kicked by a Kangaroo. Does this kind of day sound familiar? Just like this movie, we all have very bad days where everything that could possibly go wrong does. And this can cause a lot of stress in our lives. Here to talk about how to turn the stress caused by our terrible days into success is Dr. Steven Stein, a psychologist and author of the book "Hardiness." Visiting Your Dermatologist (0:30:47) Did you know that approximately one in five Americans is expected to develop skin cancer during some point in their lives? With this shockingly high likelihood of us being affected, how many of us check ourselves on a regular basis? How many of us know how to perform self-evaluations? Well we’ve invited dermatologist Cynthia Bailey on the show to share everything we need to know about self-checks, as well as what to ask the dermatologist during our visits. Psychology of Comics (0:50:39) We’re all familiar with the Marvel and DC superheroes that light up the big screen every year. But before we saw these popular characters in movies, many of us read about them in comic books. If you grew up reading comics, your parents might have begged you to read a “real book.” Pictures and text bubbles saying “Boom!” and “Pow!” just didn’t seem like good enough reading material for kids. But studies show that reading graphic novels or comic books might be a better transition and introduction to reading than middle grade novels. Here to tell us all about how comics can benefit our kids is comic theorist and visual linguist Dr. Neil Cohn. Encouraging Individuality in Kids (1:05:20) In the vortex of social media, perfect images, models, airbrush and more, it’s so easy to compare ourselves to others and think that we’re not good enough. We all know that this isn’t just a problem for adults either –our children are facing it too. With everyone trying to fit this perfect Instagram mold and look just like everyone else, how can we help our kids embrace their individuality and love who they are? Atara Twersky is the founder of the Curlee Girlee movement, which empowers young girls to embrace their unique individuality. We were intrigued by the power of this and were excited to invite Atara onto our show to discuss this important issue. Diary of a Future President (1:23:09) If you’ve been scrolling through Disney+ looking for your next binge-worthyfamily show, we’ve got just the thing for you. The newest original series called “Diary of a Future President” is sure to make you laugh and leave you feeling inspired. This family-friendly comedy tells the story of Elena, a Cuban-American 12-year-old girl,as she navigates the ups and downs of middle school and begins her journey to become the future president of the United States.Here to tell us all about what we can expect from this show is Tess Romero, who portrays young Elena, and Selenis Leyva who plays her loving mom. Show More...